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Where To Eat And Drink In Beacon

By inside + out | February 1, 2023

Where to Grab a Bite in Beacon?

Main Street in Beacon offers a wealth of restaurants with various inviting cuisines. If you don’t yet have a favorite, sampling them all could be a delicious idea. You could start the day at a bakery or bagel shop, visit a few stores and galleries in between, then stop for lunch and/or dinner at one of several eateries, before finishing the day at a fun Beacon bar. Photo above from The Roundhouse.

Wonderbar Beacon | 449 Main Street | 845-440-7706 | @wonderbarbeacon

With its checkered floor and marble counter, the bar revives the glamorous allure of the Roaring 20s. Wonderbar serves a variety of tasty cocktails with fun names, such as the Laugh It Up, Fuzzball, but also offers a delicious bar menu that includes dishes such as Truffle Tots, Avocado Fried Rice and Bhanger Steak. The brunch menu includes Chicken and Waffles, Shakshuka and Steak and Eggs.

Carter’s Restaurant and Lounge | 424 Main Street | 845-743-6527 | @cartersrestaurant

Upscale sports bar with the perfect spot to meet with friends, enjoy a round of artfully crafted cocktails and a delicious meal. The attractive décor and friendly service is sure to make for a memorable night. Eclectic American fair with a twist!

The Best Places to Eat in Beacon NY

TOP: The Beacon Bagel, Homespun Food, Cafe Armacord BOTTOM: Beacon Bread, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, The Vault

The Beacon Bagel | 466 Main Street | 845-831-1802 | @the.bagel.shoppe

The Beacon Bagel serves a variety of bagels—including rainbow bagels—as well as deli sandwiches, wraps, paninis salads, homemade cheese spreads and soups.

Beacon Pantry | 375 Main Street | 845-440-8923 | @beaconpantry

Cheese counter, charcuterie, fresh baked bread, Stumptown coffee beans, global chocolate,  European pantry staples and more. The general catering menu focuses on fresh, high quality ingredients for any number of settings—boxed lunches for the office, a cheese platter for a party or a hearty spread for a photoshoot/film crew lunch.

Beacon Bread Company | 193-195 Main Street | 845-838-2867 | @beaconbreadcompany

The Beacon Bread Company offers a variety of bread loaves and pastries made daily. Their cafe includes quick-order seating and an espresso bar. Adjacent to the cafe, the full-service restaurant and bar serve breakfast, lunch, coffees, and libations all day. WTF Beacon is the latest addition to the Beacon Bread Company offering an intimate indoor and outdoor space for events and pop-ups! Open Wednesdays – Fridays for dinner + drinks. For more info on their events: website

BJ’s Restaurant | 213 Main Street | 845-831-1221

This family-friendly local Soul Food restaurant has been going for 43 years. Very tasty fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, oxtail, fish & chips among other comfort foods. The outside doesn’t look like much but it’s clean, well lit, with an eclectic clientele and real tableware. Not to mention it won’t break your bank!

Cafe Amarcord | 276 Main Street | 845-440-0050 | @cafeamarcordbeacon

Warm friendly Italian restaurant decorated with Fellini posters. A varied menu with something for everyone, including a selection of delicious pasta dishes and Italian favorites.

Dogwood | 47 East Main Street | 845-202-7500 | @dogwoodbeacon

Dogwood is known in Beacon as the bar where Beacon locals gather. The friendly laid-back eatery is also known for its hearty food, nice selection of craft brews and cocktails plus live music.

Best places to eat in Beacon NY

TOP: Wonderbar Beacon, Dogwood Beacon, Carter’s Restaurant & Lounge BOTTOM: Beacon Pantry, Matcha Thomas

Homespun Foods | 232 Main Street | 845-831-5096 | @homspunfoodsbeacon

The cafe, which features outdoor garden seating, serves lunch, dinner, beer and wine, along with takeout and catering. At lunchtime, try the Broccoli Melt sandwich with caramelized onions, goat cheese and aged cheddar or the Turkey and Avocado with smoked turkey, dill havarti, lettuce, mayo and avocado.

Kitchen & Coffee | 382 Main Street | 845-765-0778 |

Kitchen & Coffee is a 100% gluten-free, vegetarian cafe and  bakery. The sweet and savory bowls, salads and soups are made sourced from local and organic ingredients. Kitchen & Coffee also serves local micro-roast fair-trade coffees and a selection of fair-trade teas.

Kitchen Sink Supper Club | 157 Main Street | 845-765-0240 | @kitchensinkny

The Kitchen Sink Supper Club offers a chef’s tasting menu each Friday and Saturday as well as a three-course tasting menu each Saturday (early seating).  The Tasting Menu is served in a communal environment and comes with an optional beverage pairing that is customized for each menu.

Matcha Thomas | 179 Main Street | 845-440-6262 | @matchathomas

Matcha Thomas is a fast-casual, wellness teahouse serving functional sips and sweets for the soul while offering a place for peace. We offer intentionally crafted matcha lattes, seasonally-inspired boba drinks, and occasional treats with a nourishing twist.

Melzingah Tap House | 554 Main Street | 845-765-2844 | @melzingahtaphouse

The brick and wood-lined locale serves modern American fare and craft beer on tap.Their selection of “food for food fanatics” includes such culinary gems as the Harvest Panzanella Salad with baby kale and butternut squash, the Chicken and Dumplings and the Miso-brined Salmon.

Meyers Olde Dutch Food & Such | 184 Main Street | 845-440-6900 | @meyersolddutchbeacon

Meyers Olde Dutch Food and Such features a simple menu of locavore fare and craft cocktails. Try the simply delicious crispy chicken sandwich, the Double Dutch burger and the New York State Special.

Best places to eat in Beacon NY

TOP: Melzingah Tap House, Vegetalien, The Roundhouse BOTTOM: Supper Club Beacon, Melzingah Tap House, Ziatun

Mud Club Beacon | 305 Main Street | @themudclubbeacon

Exquisite French-Canadian pastries that have been wood-fired along with the bagels and pizza. The coffee is strong. Walk inside and escape into another world!

The Pandorica | 165 Main Street | 845 831-6287 | @thepandoricarestaurant

The Dr. Who-themed eatery serves sandwiches, salads and British classics, plus lots of tea and weekly trivia. Visitors can enjoy watching Doctor Who while indulging in an eclectic menu of timeless comfort foods starting with “spoilers” and ending with “sweeties.” The restaurant is open Friday through Sunday.

The Roundhouse | 2 East Main Street | 845-765-8369 | @roundhousebeacon

Come for the views and stay for for the awesome food! The Roundhouse Restaurant creates modern American cuisine inspired by the agricultural richness of the Hudson Valley. The menus highlight local farms, wineries, distilleries, and all of the amazing food and beverage craftsmen of the Hudson Valley. All of the tables have waterfall and creek views from the Roundhouse building’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

The Vault | 446 Main Street #3379 | 845-202-7735 | @thevaultbeacon

This stylish casual restaurant specializes in New American fare and cocktails in a historical bank building. The menu includes tapas such as Truffle Fries and Corn & Parmesan Fritters, plus Cheese with Charcuterie offerings and salads and entrees made with fresh local ingredients.

Tito Santa Taqueria | 142 Main Street | 845-765-2350 | @titosantanataqueria

Tito Santa Taqueria makes innovative Mexican tacos, quesadillas and vegan dishes serving them in a modern setting with vibrant artwork. Try the Kale and Sweet Potato Empanada or the Daddy Mac Quesadilla made with brisket.

Vegetalien | 504 Main Street | 845-765-1943 | @vegetalienbeacon

Vegetalien is a locally sourced, 100% plant-based café and juice bar that also serves sandwiches and Buddha Bowls made with fresh seasonal ingredients.

Ziatun | 244 Main Street | 845-765-8268 | @ziatun.beacon

Ziatun serves delicious authentic Palestinian-Arabic-Middle Eastern cuisine such as all types of Shawarmas, Addas – red lentil soup, meat and veggie Kebabs and eggplant Baba Ganoush. Vegan and Gluten Free options across the menu that won’t disappoint!

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